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    • Day15

      Kaunas naar Poznań

      March 6 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

      Zondag ontbijten we in het Very bad Hotel. Dit is wat anders dan gebruikelijk, het is meer een huiselijke sfeer. De eigenaar is er ook en we maken een praatje. We besluiten te vragen of hij ons item wil ruilen. We hebben een luxe hoofdlamp. Uiteindelijk wil de eigenaar van het hotel de hoofdlamp wel ruilen voor 2 t-shirts van Very bad hotel. Dit vinden we leuk en besluiten de shirts ook te houden en niet meer verder te ruilen.
      We vervolgen de weg richting Poznań, waar we dankzij een uur tijdverschil om 20:00 aankomen. We eten wat en dan snel naar bed.
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    • Day70


      October 8, 2021 in Poland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

      Back in Poznań! We've been here before, but we like this city so much that we had to stop here again. A car-free old centre, delicious food, impressive churches ... We spent Miel's birthday by playing an intensive VR game (sweaty business!), cuddling sweet kittens in a cat cafe (yes, we admit it, we're cat freaks😸) and having dinner in our favourite Italian restaurant.Read more

      Yana Van Meerhaeghe

      En ze waren lekker!😋


      :) :)

    • Day1

      Stary Rynek

      May 20, 2021 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      In Posen spielt sich alles am Altstädtischen Ring ab - ein riesen Marktplatz mit einer Kirche im Zentrum und wunderschönen, individuell gestalteten Häuser drumherum. So haben wir quasi den gesamten Tag und Abend mit Essen, Trinken und Flanieren verbracht. Die Bilder sprechen für sich!Read more


      Wow - scheint echt eine schöne Stadt zu sein!

    • Day2

      Posen - ein echter Geheimtipp!

      May 21, 2021 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Bevor es gleich weiter nach Breslau geht, stärken wir uns mit leckerer Gulaschsuppe. Wir sitzen gerade im Park Cytadela, einem wunderschönen Stadtpark mit angrenzendem Militärmuseum, und lassen uns die Sonne auf den Pelz scheinen. Wir sind vollkommen überrascht von Posen. Dass die Stadt so viel zu bieten hat, hätten wir nicht gedacht! Wir finden, Posen ist ein echter Geheimtipp und eignet sich hervorragend für einen 2-tägigen Besuch. Aber nun ab nach Breslau - bis später!Read more

      Niklas Klein

      Posen, du bist geil 👊


      Mega eindrucksvoll die Wandmalerei!

    • Day9


      September 4, 2021 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Poznan is the 5th largest city in Poland and the site of the oldest diocese in Poland. Poznan was a fortified city between 2 rivers.
      In the 10th century, the local ruler was baptized which was followed by the start of the 1st cathedral in Poland. And the city outgrew its walls
      What's known now as the old city was built as a new walled city to accommodate the growing population.
      Poznan was heavily damaged during world war 2. So most of the pictures show reconstructions. The 1st picture looks at a portion of the market square, said to be one of the largest in Poland. The 2nd is of a statute of goats. It is said that a couple of goats escaped and ran up into the top of the city hall where they started butting each other on a balcony. It was enjoyed so much it became part of the city. There's even a glockenspiel that remembers this that I didn't get to see.
      The 3rd picture is in the nave of the cathedral and what is claimed to be the most beautiful baroque church in Poland. The 4th picture is the very recent reconstruction of the castle.
      The 5th picture is of typical narrow medieval houses built this way as taxes were a function of the width of the house. Most had shops on the ground floor and accomodations above.
      The last picture is of Freedom Square. In 1918 when Poland was reestablished as its own country after 123 years of partition, Poznan was left as part of Prussia. Paderewski gave a speech here that prompted an uprising that resulted in this region joining Poland.
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    • Day10

      Church of Our Lady in Summo

      September 17, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F


      This late Gothic rectorial church was most probably built where the stronghold's chapel, erected around 965 by Mieszko I's wife, Dobrawa, used to stand. It was constructed between 1431-47. In the early 19th century the church was in such terrible condition that the Prussian authorities ordered it demolished. That fate was only avoided thanks to the efforts of Archbishop Leon Przyłuski, which lead to restoration of the church in the years 1859-62.
      The west gable, crowned with a small bell, is ornamented with pointed blank windows and small ornaments with floral motifs in stone. The side elevations are partitioned with decorative cover profiles, between which there are high pointed windows (walled up on the northern side). At the base of the structure one can see a rock with characteristic grooves. As the story goes, they were created by knights sharpening their swords on the rock, which was supposed to give them supernatural power. The high roof is covered with ridge tiles (monk and nun). The church is entered from the south through a pointed portal made of profiled, glazed bricks. A similar portal, only walled up, can be found in the north elevation. The three - nave bay has a Gothic stellar vaulting over the naves and over the chancel and the ambulatory a sail vaulting on supporting arches from 1727. The polychromy inside the church, the design of the stained glass windows and the altar were made by Wacław Taranczewski between 1954-56.
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    • Day10

      Wiejskie Jadło - dinner

      September 17, 2019 in Poland ⋅ 🌧 50 °F


      Wiejskie Jadło is just what you expect from a Polish restaurant - a warm wooden interior, bustling staff, and a huge menu of hearty grub like bread with pickles and lard, bigos, gołąbki, potato pancakes, pierogi, regional duck, and more. We enjoyed the żurek (sour rye) soup and after gut-busting sausages, it's good we didn't have far to go - they're located just off the market square.Read more

    • Day60


      August 30, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Dernière étape en Pologne, Poznan a la particularité de ne pas avoir été bombardée pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Le centre historique est donc resté authentique et nous avons un réel plaisir à le découvrir. Mais nous avons déjà en tête les 1400 kilometres à parcourir avant demain soir, ce qui nous oblige à écourter la visite.Read more

    • Day10

      Poznan Fight Goats

      September 17, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F


      A midday walk through the colorful market square of Poznań in western Poland means vibrantly painted buildings, bustling cafes, food stalls and vendors—and throngs of locals and tourists jostling for the best spot to watch a 465-year-old fight. It just happens to be between a couple of mechanical goats.


      The goats and bugle call
      Main articles: Poznań Goats and Poznań Trumpet Call

      The mechanized goats, which butt heads daily at noon
      Today the mechanical goats' butting display is performed daily at noon, preceded by the striking of the clock and the playing of a traditional bugle call (hejnał). At other hours between 7 am and 9 pm the same call is played on a carillon, installed in the tower in 2003. The daily appearance of the goats is one of Poznań's best-known tourist attractions.

      Poznań hejnał
      A legend behind the original addition of the goats to the clock mechanism states that a cook, while preparing a banquet for the voivode and other dignitaries, had burnt a roast deer, and attempted to replace it by stealing two goats from a nearby meadow. The goats escaped and ran up the town hall tower, where they attracted the attention of the townspeople when they began to butt each other (according to some versions, this drew attention to a fire which might otherwise have done significant damage). Because of the entertainment provided, the voivode pardoned both the cook and the goats, and ordered that two mechanical goats be incorporated into the new clock being made for the building.

      Retired Koziołki in the Museum of History of Poznań City
      Another legend is associated with the hejnał. This says that Bolko, son of the tower's trumpeter, once took care of a crow whose wing had been shot through. The boy was then awoken at night by a gnome wearing a crown and purple cape, who thanked the boy for his kindness and handed him a small gold trumpet, telling him to blow it when in danger. After these words the gnome transformed into a crow and flew away. Years later, after Bolko had taken his father's place as trumpeter, when an attacking army was scaling Poznań's walls, Bolko remembered the present, ran to the top of the tower and began to play the trumpet. Dark clouds began to gather on the horizon, which turned out to be an enormous flock of crows that fell upon the attacking army and forced it to retreat. The trumpet was lost when Bolko dropped it in his astonishment, but the call which he played is still performed.
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      Quite a story :)

    • Day10

      Poznañ parish church

      September 17, 2019 in Poland ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F


      The history of the Jesuit church dates back to the 16th century. In 1570, bishop Adam Konarski, encouraged by the Bishop of Warmia Stanisław Hozjusz (later a cardinal), brought Jesuits to Poznań and urged the city to give them a small church of St. Stanisław Bishop, founded by bishop Jan Lubrański for retired priests, two hospitals and a municipal school; he himself furnished the religious house with four villages. This confirmation was confirmed by King Henry of Valois in 1574, and a year later he was entered in the chapter files by rector of the college Jakub Wujek - translator of the first printed Bible in Poland. Over time, the church turned out to be too small for the needs of the order, it also required frequent repairs, hence the Jesuits decided to build a new, larger temple. In 1651 the cornerstone was laid. Initially, the work was led by Thomas Poncino de Goricia from Lugano - he was released when he cracked the part of the walls erected. After a 22-year break, caused by, among others "Swedish Deluge", in 1678 the work was undertaken by the newly appointed rector of the College Bartłomiej Nataniel Wąsowski, an architectural theorist. He used the existing foundations, used a light wooden vault over the 27-meter high nave. From the north, it closed the church, typical of Jesuit architecture, with a five-axis Il Gesu facade. wooden vault above the 27-meter high nave. From the north, it closed the church, typical of Jesuit architecture, with a five-axis Il Gesu facade. wooden vault above the 27-meter high nave. From the north, it closed the church, typical of Jesuit architecture, with a five-axis Il Gesu facade.Read more

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